Ospreys

  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the city council has confirmed. The council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in council finances, with the authority...

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  • Blyth Becomes Ospreys Chairman

    The Ospreys have revealed that Roger Blyth is set to replace Geoff Atherton as chairman of the club and its holding company Llandarcy Park (Ospreys) Ltd. Atherton is retiring after overseeing a structural reorganisation of the two businesses in recent years but will still act as a director and Blyth will make the step up from his current role as managing director of both firms. The Ospreys released a statement thanking their outgoing chairman for his “tireless efforts” over the past couple...

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  • Liberty To Be Renamed After Loyal Ospreys Fan

    This summer sees the 10th anniversary of the Ospreys’ move to the Liberty Stadium and one loyal Ospreys supporter will be immortalised as the region gets set to rename the Stadium in their honour for the Pro12 game against Glasgow on Friday 8 May. All supporters who have been a member for each of the 10 seasons at the Liberty Stadium to date, and have already renewed for 2015/16, will be entered into a draw, with one name selected at random to have the stadium temporarily named in their honou...

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  • Cuddy Steps Down from Executive Role

    Various sources have reported that Mike Cuddy has relinquished his role as joint managing director of Ospreys after almost 10 years in the post. A statement isued by the Welsh region said that Cuddy will also "step down from day to day management of the rugby operation". The other joint managing director, Roger Blythe, and chief operations officer Andrew Hore will take over Cuddy's day-to-day role at Ospreys. The Ospreys statement read: “In common with the other regional sides in Wales, Osprey...

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  • Ospreys Sign New 5-Year BLK Deal

    The Ospreys have renewed their kit supply deal with BLK for another five years as part of a new multi-million pound deal with the manufacturer. The Welsh region signed an agreement with the Australia-based company ahead of the 2014/15 season and described it as “the single most significant commercial partnership in the region’s history”. The UK licence for BLK (Beyond Limits Known) Sports has recently been acquired by four British-based entrepreneurs and BLK United Kingdom chief executive...

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  • Ospreys Sign Record Kit Deal

    The Ospreys have revealed that they have signed a new three-year kit deal with the Australian-based manufacturer BLK. The deal, which will run from the start of next season until the end of the 2016/17 season, is thought to be the biggest in the club’s history and worth somewhere in the region of £1.5 million. BLK is also involved with Toulouse and Connacht, as well as the likes of Queensland Reds, Western Force, Melbourne Rebels, Natal Sharks and the Fijian and Samoan national teams, and mor...

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  • Johnson to Leave Ospreys

    Ospreys director of coaching, Scott Johnson, has confirmed that he is to stand down from his post and will leave the region at the end of the current season. Former Wales skills coach, Australia assistant coach and head Coach of USA, Johnson, who was appointed to the role in April 2009, is to pursue other opportunities in the game having informed the board of his intention to move on ahead of Boxing Day’s derby match against the Scarlets. Confirming his Ospreys exit, Johnson said:

“Havi...

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  • Worthington’s Extends Ospreys Deal

    The Ospreys have signed an extension to their sponsorship deal with Molson Coors Group that will see the Worthington’s brand feature on the team’s shirts for a further three years. The firm has been involved with the club for the past decade, with the branding having appeared on the shirt since the 2006/07 season, and the latest development means that relationship will last until 2016 at least. The exact value of the contract has not been released but the Ospreys’ commercial manager Yarnie...

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  • Ospreys Hire Warren As Commercial Manager

    Ospreys have announced the appointment of Huw Warren as commercial manager at the Liberty Stadium. He joins the region ahead of the new season from Aviva Premiership side Bath, where he held the post of business development manager, leading the sponsorship platform and working with global brands such as Dyson and Red Bull. Originally hailing from Abergavenny in Wales and with family ties to Swansea, Huw previously worked in 7s rugby, establishing tournaments and working for a leading global bran...

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  • Canterbury And Ospreys Join Forces

    Canterbury and Ospreys Rugby have announced a partnershuip which will see Wales’ most successful region wearing Canterbury for the next four years from the beginning of next season. The new agreement will see the 2017/18 home and away jerseys launched in August with the new European jersey launched later in the year. In addition to the senior team at the Ospreys, Canterbury will also supply the regional age-grade teams, Premiership Select side, Ospreys Women and Wheelchair Rugby, as well as pr...

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